International Committee of the Red Cross

Iraq: People and life return to Baashiqa

Photo gallery 17 April 2018

Baashiqa sub-district, located to the north-east of the city of Mosul in Iraq, was damaged by years of fighting.

Most residents have been displaced since 2014, only to return and start a new life after the battle the Mosul ended. Upon return, searching for main sources of livelihoods was the foremost challenge for them. Trees in the cultivated area have been burnt during the fighting while the factories have been destroyed. Even the humanitarian aid provided to the local population is sporadic.

The ICRC works to provide as much food assistance and household essentials as possible, as well as working on future projects supporting agriculture in the area.